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Georgian "Five Ball Spadroon" Naval Officer's Sword


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#1 Kanemono

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 06:58 AM

A Georgian "Five Ball Spadroon" Naval Officer's Sword, 36” long,  gilt brass hilt with five ball counter guard, stirrup knuckle bow and square cushion pommel and marine ivory grip. The hilt of the sword consists of a gilt brass stirrup guard cast with five graduated beads at its mid-point. The stirrup is straight, and extends via a cross-guard to an upturned quillon with a disc-shaped finial. The guard is cast in one piece with the quillion, which is also cast with five beads at its mid-point. The guard comes complete with a side-ring containing a fretted foul anchor. There is a ring on the pommel for a sword knot. Plain straight un-fullered blade.

 

 

 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 03:37 PM

This is certainly one of the nicer five-ball spadroons that I have seen.  The hilt is in remarkable condition.  Any idea of the maker/seller?



#3 Kanemono

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:03 AM

Thanks Sarge. This sword has no marks at all. Many swords and dirks of this period were marked on the throat of the scabbard, unfortunately this sword's scabbard has been lost. Here is an example of a dirk of the same period with markings on the scabbard. British Naval Dirk made by John Knubley  (1786-1794). The dirk has a 16” serpentine blade, reeded ivory grip and is marked “Knubley / No. 11 / Charing Cross / London” on the throat of the scabbard. Total length: 21”

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